Dr. Desmond Bell is the Chief Medical Officer at Omeza. In this capacity, he sets and oversees the company’s strategic direction for clinical development and scientific exploration to optimize the company’s suite of wound care products and their application to patients with unmet medical needs.
Dr. Bell is also the founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation, a multi-disciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of lower extremity amputations and improvement of wound healing outcomes through education, evidence-based methodologies, and community outreach.
He is a board-certified wound specialist (CWS) with a private practice in Jacksonville, FL, specializing in wound management and the preservation and lower extremities among patient with chronic, nonhealing wounds.
Dr. Bell has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Management for 6 years and is presently serving on the Board of the American Board of Wound Management Foundation. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and is a member of the CLI Global Society. Dr. Bell was awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award by Specialty Hospital Jacksonville in 2009 and by Memorial Hospital Jacksonville in 2018. Dr. Bell has published numerous articles pertaining to wound management and lower extremity amputation prevention and has served as an editorial board member for the publication, “Today’s Wound Clinic” since its inception. He is a nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT, and Modern Wound Care Management.
Dr. Bell earned his degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and served as a fellow at Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.